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The Best Articles in Privacy

The most useful articles in Privacy from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Privacy Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Privacy by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. The Instagram ads Facebook won't show you
  2. How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps
  3. If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attention
  4. Stop talking about AI ethics. It’s time to talk about power.
  5. An Open Letter Against Apple's Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Privacy, including:

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zeynep tufekci

Complex systems, wicked problems. Society, technology, science and more. @Columbia professor. @NYTimes columnist. My newsletter @insight http://theinsight.org

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Patrick Gray

Host of the Risky Business® podcast. Guests by invitation only. Mastadon: http://infosec.exchange/@riskybusiness

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Gabriel Weinberg

CEO & Founder, @DuckDuckGo. Co-author, Super Thinking. Co-author, Traction. DMs open. Tweets auto-delete after a while.

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Mozilla

We work to ensure the internet remains a public resource that is open and accessible to all. The nonprofit behind @Firefox. #BlackLivesMatter

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briankrebs

Independent investigative journalist. Author of 'Spam Nation,' a NYT bestseller. Former Washington Post reporter. Mastodon: http://infosec.exchange/@briankrebs

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Privacy, including:

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The Intercept

Fearless, adversarial journalism. Join our newsletter to get our best investigative reporting delivered to you: http://interc.pt/newsletter

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WIRED UK

The future as it happens. Subscribe today: http://wired.co.uk/subs/MWR19762

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EFF

We're the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We defend your civil liberties in a digital world.

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The Markup

We're watching Big Tech. Send tips: http://themarkup.org/tips. Subscribe: http://mrkup.org/Klaxon. Support our work: http://themarkup.org/donate. Mastodon: http://newsie.social/@themarkup

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MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters

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